I suggest you ...

Allow users to report bad/abusive profile matches

One good example is:
discship@netflix.com

Anyone getting Netflix emails gets links to some chick's myspace page. There should be a button to report bogus links so you can easily count reports & spot high value offenders.

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    Brian McGroartyBrian McGroarty shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Ernesto DiazErnesto Diaz shared a merged idea: Add a feedback loop when adding networks  ·   · 
    Karen RobinsonKaren Robinson shared a merged idea: Allow users to ask that content be verified  ·   · 
    Shaun CramptonShaun Crampton shared a merged idea: Allow me to correct incorrect contact  ·   · 
    Brian MelocheBrian Meloche shared a merged idea: Notify Rapportive of emails that can't have a profile  ·   · 
    Sarie that's me!Sarie that's me! shared a merged idea: Flag an email if it came from scammed messages  ·   · 
    Ubiquitous MediaUbiquitous Media shared a merged idea: Offer a: "Is this the person you meant? YES / NO" feature. ...I'm getting wrong matches :(  ·   · 

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      • Duncan Johnston-WattDuncan Johnston-Watt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've seen this persistently with one profile. The previous owner of sanjay.sharma2@hp.com (now at Accenture) must have used this email in his LinkedIn profile. Agree that it would be great to be able to provide feedback so rapportive can override default when wrong.

      • Judith ZissmanJudith Zissman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I also get frequent non-abusive matches - would be nice to be able to flag those - it's disconcerting to see some other person's face next to someone you email with regularly.

      • Nick SuchNick Such commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What about non-abusive false positive matches? This may only be an issue with non-stock Raplets, but I frequently get CrunchBase matches for people like my friend Jon Fox who is not the guy from IntenseDebate.

      • Sam StokesAdminSam Stokes (Admin, Rapportive) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Comment by Brian Meloche from merged idea: "Let me notify Rapportive of emails that can't have a profile. An example of this is a distribution list email address, or a reply-to service notification email. If I know you'll never find a profile for an email, I should be able to flag it to not look up that email. Some distribution lists change the name based on the person who sent the message. If this happens, you should look up the profile of the name, not the email address."

      • David LatapieDavid Latapie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The same problem occurs with a gmail address. It links to an Invalide FriendId, MySpace that the account had been deleted either by the admin or by the user.

        Now, I understand the information provided by Rapportive is technically correct (there IS a link between this address and MySpace). But, considering the type of relation, a "(invalid)" tag or the like would prove useful (with an option to show invalid links or not, in Rapportive preferences or as a conditional hyperlink).

      • Rahul VohraAdminRahul Vohra (Admin, Rapportive) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thanks for flagging these emails up; I've removed the offending content from them all.

        In the meantime, we're still working on a better way for users to report profiles. Thanks for bearing with us.

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